What is Happening This Week 5/23-5/26/24

Beloved Community,  

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! For many of us the beginning of an awesome summer schedule! I celebrate with the children and teachers and all parents and grandparents are moving up on my prayer list! 

Hope you will join us on Sunday for a conversation about the Almighty on this Trinity Sunday. We will reflect on God the Creator, Jesus the Redeemer and the Holy Spirit, our Advocate and Sustainer. I am very excited to be moving into our more casual summer Sundays!  

Please sign up HERE for a Saturday morning to deliver for Sack Summer Hunger (SSH). June 1st is the first day of the program and we need your help! It is a wonderful opportunity to meet our neighbors and support all the community children. See details below. 

I look forward to greeting you this Sunday!
And delivering SSH with you starting next Saturday!                                                                           

Shalom Blessings,
Pastor Cheryl Murphy

10:30 am Sunday Morning WorshipIn-person and Livestreamed
Join us either in-person, or for online worship on Facebook Live. We are on Facebook Sundays at 10:30 am. If you have missed any of the services, or do not use Facebook, you may also find them on our website hcumc.org.  

Sunday, May 26
Trinity Sunday
Ushers: Travelers’ Class 

You may give ONLINE or send checks to:
Holy Covenant UMC
1901 E. Peters Colony Rd.
Carrollton, TX 75007

Giving.pngOnline Giving
Donate here or use the QR code. You may set up a regular pledge payment by choosing the frequency of donations.

Sunday School
9:15 am
Kinder to 2nd – Room 206
3rd to 5th—Room 202
Confirmation – Room 207
Youth – Youth Room
Infants to PreK – Nursery 

Adult Classes:
Daughters of Shalom – Room 208
Seekers – Room 210
Spiritual Journey – Room 212
Travelers – Room 213 – starts at 9:30 am

Wear Your Nametag!
Be sure to wear your nametag this Sunday to help our guests learn names. If you need a nametag, please add your name to the sign-up sheet on the nametag table. 

Prayers of the People
Please keep the following people in your prayers this week:
The McCurdy family; the McCutchen family; the McGrath family; Kinsler Murphy; Jim McKee; Barbara Hunt; Rhonda King; Jean McDonald; Hefina Greensted; Marilyn Paa; Rob Evans; Ruby Peterson; LaVerna Webb; Grant Lippincott; Georgie Kerlin; Karen Garcia; Sandy Elms; Ed Webb; John Webb; Laura York; Jeff Mills; Claudia and Marshall Masser; Karen McGuffin; Charles Hinton; Debbie and Bob Schulter; Sara Bunch; James Baxter; Karyl Sarver; Tom Yull; and our friends at Atria Carrollton. 

Highlight This Week
Dinner & Game Night
Friday, May 24
6 pm
Covenant Center 
Bring your friends, family, food and your favorite games! Everyone is welcome. Please contact Mandie Long [email protected] to let her know what you can bring. 

Donations toward dinner expenses (utensils, beverages, etc.) can be made on the church website and are also appreciated.

HC Merch is Here!
In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we are offering several commemorative items for sale!
T-shirts – $20 
Mug – $10 
Tote bag – $10 
Hat – $20
Items may be purchased HERE or at church.

Starting Next Week!
Volunteers Needed!
Sack Summer Hunger
Saturday mornings,
June 1 through July 27
Sign up HERE 
HCUMC is participating in the Sack Summer Hunger Program again this summer, providing nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals to families with school-aged children who depend on free and reduced lunch programs throughout the school year. Meals are delivered every Saturday free of charge. This program is facilitated by Metrocrest Services who, in conjunction with area churches, supports local families in our community. The program begins June 1st and lasts through July 27th. 

We need drivers to pick up food from Metrocrest, someone to sort the bags for delivery, drivers to deliver to the families and someone to return any leftover food to Metrocrest. The commitment is no more than 2 hours (between 8 am and noon) on Saturday morning. If you have questions, email Laulie Eckeberger at [email protected]. Sign up HERE!

Food Pantry
Pantry Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday from 10-2 
2nd and 4th Sundays from 12-1 pm
We currently need soups, chili, canned beans, canned meat, and pet food.
Donations may be dropped off Tuesdays through Thursdays between 10 am and 2 pm. In addition to that, we accept donations on Sundays before and after worship. There will be carts outside the Pantry for your donations.

Highlights Next Week
Carrollton Pride
Saturday, June 1
11 am – 3 pm
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
1641 West Hebron Pkwy
Carrollton 75010 

Come join the Celebration! Stop by the Holy Covenant booth. Fun for all ages, food trucks, vendors, and live entertainment!!

Coffee with the Pastor
Sunday, June 2
9:30 -10 am
in the Shalom Center
Interested in becoming a member of Holy Covenant? Have questions? Join Pastor Cheryl in the Shalom Center to get answers.

Male and female clothes arranged and hanging in a walk in closetClothes Closet Needs
We need the following for the HCUMC Community Clothes Closet:
-Men’s clothes (all sizes)
-Women’s pants-Children’s clothes
-Shoes (all sizes, specifically work shoes, heavy duty shoes)
-New underwear and socks (all sizes)
-Mini shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, lotion 
Please bring clothes to the church Tuesday – Thursday between 10 am and 2 pm or Sunday mornings.

Sign Up Now!
Vacation Bible School
Sunday, June 9 – Thursday, June 13
5:30pm – 8:00pm
5:30pm – 6:00pm snack supper 

All children pre-k 3 through 5th grade are invited!Children must be 3 years old by January 1st, 2024 to participate! Register HERE

Join us for Compassion Camp 2024! Through Compassion Camp: What Every Living Thing Needs, participants will explore what all living things need to live—shelter, food, water, air, and community—and how they can have compassion for the living earth, especially in their local ecosystems. Through awareness, gratitude, wonderment, reciprocity, and kinship, participants will consider how to become co-sustainers and participants in the work of God’s creation. Using Psalm 104 as the grounding text, along with additional supporting scripture, participants will closely examine the interconnectedness of the whole earth—humans alongside the more-than-human world. 

Will you help support our VBS this year? Click here for our Amazon Wishlist of supplies we need to make it an amazing week! Thank you!https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1Q2VDGICEF0YO?ref_=wl_share

Happy Birthday, Holy Covenant!
2024 is Holy Covenant’s 50th anniversary and we invite you to celebrate your church when you celebrate your birthday. Whenever your birthday falls, consider making a gift to HCUMC. Just mark your gift “Birthday Offering” and put it in the offering plate on Sunday or give ONLINE.

Tuesday Take Five
Tuesdays at 12 noon 
Facebook Live 
Take a few minutes out of your Tuesday for spiritual growth and an uplifting message for the week with Laulie Eckeberger.